June Monthly Newsletter

Hello,
I pray that this newsletter finds you well.

It is amazing how God can assemble a group of people so different from one another, place a Holy and loving Spirit within their hearts, and then put them to work in the communities where they work, worship, and serve as faithfully as they are able.  It happened here in Seaford many years ago (1857) and it is still happening today.

It was wonderful to see this family of faith gather in support of Dominique and the babies after the sudden and tragic loss of Richard to a severe stroke this past week.  No one had to be asked to do something; everyone simply came forward to see if there was anything, anything at all, that they could do for the family.  We pray that we will always be there for them in their times of need, which surely will come.

Another sad note is that Donna Rigali passed away on May 30 at 94 years of age.  She was a faithful member who in latter days was living in New Hampshire.  We join in prayer for her family and friends.

Next week is the New York Annual Conference at Hofstra from June 7-10.  All clergy are required to attend along with the church’s lay delegate.  There are many divisive issues facing the United Methodist Church so please pray that God’s will prevails and that Holy Scripture will still be recognized as a source of truth for us living in the world today.  I will report to the congregation following the conference.  This year Joan Langton is serving as your alternate lay delegate.  Thank you, Joan.

Please enjoy these days of June and remember that there is no one in the entire world that God loves more than you.

With joy,

Pastor Steve







Marriage/Anniversary Celebrations

Carol Langton got married on May 17th to Robert Gray- Congratulations!  Fred and Barbara Roth celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary on May 23rd.  Lots of Love and God Bless You All Richly!

Suggestion Box
The suggestion box is out in the Narthex. Any suggestions left in the box will be discussed at the Administrative Council Meeting.

In Memory
In memory of congregation member Richard Vetter, donations can be made for children's programs & the construction of a playground in the memory of Richie for his children Landon Joseph & Hayden Richard. Donations can be made payable to the United Methodist Church of Seaford, 2160 Washington Avenue, Seaford, New York 11783

Mrs. Donna Rigali passed away in her home in
New Hampshire on May 30th. Please pray for her and her family.
 

Sunday School and Adult Bible Study
Sunday School is on summer recess until September 9th.
Have a blessed summer!

Annual Conference
Pastor Steve and Joan Langton will be attending the Annual Conference
at Hofstra University from June 7th – 10th .

Farewell Dinner
There will be a farewell dinner for Isabella Cavaco on Tuesday, June 12th
at 7:00pm at the Wantagh Inn, 3264 Railroad Ave, Wantagh.
The cost is $24 per person which will include the tax and gratuity.
Sign up to attend the dinner in the Narthex.
Men’s Breakfast
All men are welcome to the Men’s Breakfast on Saturday, June 16th at 8:30 am
at the East Bay Diner located on Merrick Road.

Ladies Get Together
There will be a ladies get together on Saturday, June 16th at
3:00 pm in Fellowship Hall. Coffee/Tea and dessert will be served.
There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex.

Garden Dedication
There will be a dedication ceremony for the garden following worship on Sunday,
June 17th.  Cake and coffee will be served in the garden following the ceremony.

Preschool Committee Meeting
There will be a preschool committee meeting on Tuesday, June 19th at 7:00pm
in the Ross Library.

L.I. Ducks Baseball Game
Join the SCP families for a fun a night at a L.I. Ducks baseball game
on Friday, June 15th at 6:35pm.  
To reserve tickets, order forms will be available in the back of the church
and can be returned to Christine Kollar.

Yard Sale
The church will be hosting a yard sale on July 28th from 10am – 3pm,
rain date August 4th. If interested in setting up a table to sell items,
contact Susan Hoffmann at 516-783-6933

Vacation Bible School
Our Vacation Bible School will be held the week of Monday, August 13th through Friday, August 17th from 9 a.m. until 12 noon.  The youngest class will be for children who are at least 3 years old and have completed one year of preschool.  Subsequent classes will accommodate children who are in preschool, kindergarten and grades 1 through 5.  Teens who have finished 5th grade may volunteer that week to fulfill their Community Service hours.  The registration fee is $35 for the 1st child in a family, $30 for the 2nd child in the same family and $25 each for the 3rd or morechild in the same family.  The registration fee is due when submitting your application and is the total cost of Vacation Bible School.  Vacation Bible School is a week of wonderful Bible stories presented through class time, songs, games and crafts, with plenty of opportunities to have fun, play and make new friends while learning about Jesus.  Many teen and adult workers are needed.  If you are interested in volunteering,please call the church office at (516) 785-8877. 
Applications are now available.